The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 7 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 8 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 13.79% 3.38% 10.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 27.78% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Median daily rate £538 £575 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +45.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £323 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £630 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
18 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 31.03% 12.16% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 15
Median daily rate £525 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £351 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £618 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Docklands, London region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) AS400
2 4 (33.33%) COBOL
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Proprietary Trading
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Business Development
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) JTA
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
1 4 (33.33%) Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) AS400 Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) QA Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) JAX-RS
2 1 (8.33%) JPA
2 1 (8.33%) JTA
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Proprietary Trading
3 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Static Code Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) COBOL
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Citrix
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) VMware